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Freshly Made #90

Hi there

Today I have a very CAS card for this week's great Freshly Made #90 sketch from Linda C. I have used some more of the new products from the forthcoming Annual Catalogue.  First of all, here is the sketch:

The image on my card is from one of the great new Hostess sets from the Annual Catalogue, called 'Simply Sketched'. It has 3 lovely line images that are perfect for colouring and 3 sentiments in a lovely classic font. 

The card base is one of the new In Colours - 'Baked Brown Sugar', which works well with the Soft Suede DSP that has been layered on top. The image is framed in 'Crisp Cantaloupe', another new In Colour and the sentiment is trimmed in 'Calypso Coral'. The image is coloured with Copics, colour matched.


Project Details
Stamps Simply Sketched (Hostess)
Card stock & Papers     Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Neutrals Pattern Stack, Subtles Pattern Stack.
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Basic Pearls
Tools     Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Corner Rounder punch, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Copics

Thanks for looking!

Dynamic Duos #56

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I saw this week's Dynamic Duos #56 combination late last week and managed to make this card yesterday.  Unfortunately, not before the light had gone, so you will have to excuse the artificial lighting on the photo. I really like this week's colour combo of Blushing Bride and Soft Suede, although all I had to work with was some leftover Blushing Bride card stock from a few years ago and no ink pad or marker!


Given this is a sympathy card, I was aiming for an elegant card, but I hope that doesn't mean boring. I've used the Naturals White card stock for the base so it isn't too stark and given the embossed panel a little spray of shimmer mist, although you can't see it on the photo.


Project Details
Stamps Fabulous Florets, So Sorry
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Blending Card
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon
Tools     Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Copics, Champage Shimmer paint, Isocol

Thanks for looking.

ETA:  Thanks to the DT for choosing this card as a 'Dynamic Darling' this week.


Freshly Made #89 & Sneak Peaks

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Today I have a card for this week's Freshly Made #89 sketch by Rita. It is a great sketch and one I'm sure I will use again. Here it is:

I have taken the opportunity to do some colouring with this fabulous Noah's Ark stamp - 'Two by Two'.  I have used the MDS Stamp Brush to print it onto Blending Card and coloured it with Copics. This is such a great option for line images.

I also have a couple of sneak peaks of items from the new Annual Catalogue that is launched in Australia on 2 July.  Before we get to that, here is the card:

The first sneak peak is the gingham flag, which is a fabulous new Gingham wheel stamp, which I have stamped  in Strawberry Slush, one of the new In Colours.    The second sneak peak is the matching paler Strawberry Slush button.  This is made with the new 'Simply Pressed Clay', which you can colour and then press into a mold and pop out the button. There are 3 sizes and this is the middle size. It is a firm rubber texture when dry, but you can still put a needle through the holes to thread the twine through, as I have done.  Now you can create matching buttons for every project!   This is the inside of card, where I have used the Gingham wheel again.


Project Details
Stamps Two by Two (MDS Stamp Brush), Itty Bitty Banners, Gingham Wheel, Easy Events
Card stock & Papers     Pink Pirouette (textured, retired), Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Subtles Patterns Stack, Whisper White, Blending Card
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Strawberry Slush
Accessories White Bakers Twine
Tools     Fancy Fan & Needlepoint Border Embossing folders, Bitty Banner Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Mold, Copics

Thanks for visiting!

Freshly Made #88

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Today, I have a CAS card using this week's Freshly Made #88 sketch.  I have made this for a kind friend who went out of her way to help me recently.  This is the sketch, which has lots of possibilities.

I have coloured one of my favourite stamps with shades of Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi and set it in lots of white space.



Project Details
Stamps Happiness Shared (Retired), Million-Dollar Moments (Hostess)
Card stock & Papers     Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Subtles Pattern Stack, Blending card
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi
Accessories Basic Pearls, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine
Tools     Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Scallop Border punch, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/8" Circle punch (not SU), Dimensionals

Thanks for visiting!

ETA:  Thanks to the DT for choosing this card as a "Perfect Princess'' this week.